According to the latest report as many as 1900 people have
died due to swine flu. Total number of infected patients in India have gone upto
In West Bengal 23 patients have died due to the disease and the
total number of infected patients is 323.
(dated March 19th 2015)
Swine Flu death continues to rise in India. Total number of deaths has gone up to 774. According to the latest report nearly 13000 people have been infected.
An eight year old child died in B C Roy Hospital, Kolkata. 11 new cases have been detected in last 24 hours. Now the total number of deaths in West Bengal is 3. (dated 21st February 2015).
Swine flu is rapidly spreading across India. Total number of cases tested positive for H1N1 influenza virus is more than 11,000. 40 more cases of deaths have been reported from various parts of the country. Total number of death due to swine flu has gone upto 703. (dated 19th February 2015 ). States mostly affected are Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi and Telangana.
Since January only 2 deaths have been reported in West Bengal. According to health officials 6 new cases of H1N1 were reported in this state. Nobody is in critical condition. Total number of positive cases in the state is 42. There are no reports of death in last 24 hours.
Both central and local state goverments are taking extensive measures to keep the situation under control.
In this post I have highlighted some important facts about Swine Influenza (H1N1 Flu)
Swine influenza is an acute and highly contagious
respiratory disease of swine caused by the orthomyxovirus.
Swine influenza is known to be caused by influenza A subtypes H1N1, H1N2, H3N1, H3N2, and H2N3.
The most recent isolated influenza viruses from pigs have been H1N1 viruses.
Swine flu viruses cause high levels of illness and low death rates in pigs.
Swine influenza viruses may circulate among swine throughout the year.
The classical swine flu virus (an influenza type A H1N1 virus) was first isolated from a pig in 1930.
Like people, pigs can get influenza (flu), but swine flu viruses are not the same as human flu viruses.
Swine flu viruses do not normally infect humans.
However, sporadic human infections with swine flu have occurred in the past and have mainly affected people who had direct contact with pigs.
But the current swine flu outbreak is different.
The most worrying feature of the present outbreak is the swift human-to-human transmission of this virus.
It is caused by a new swine flu virus that is happening among people who haven't had any contact with pigs.
When the flu spreads from person-to-person, instead of from animals to humans, it can continue to mutate, making it harder to treat because people have no natural immunity.
The virus spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes around another person.
People can become infected by touching something with the flu virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose or eyes.
Swine influenza viruses are not transmitted by food.
You cannot get swine influenza from eating pork or pork products. Eating properly handled and cooked pork and pork products is safe.
Cooking pork to an internal temperature of 160°F kills the swine flu virus as it does other bacteria and viruses.
There are no pathognomonic signs and symptoms of of swine flu infections.
The symptoms of swine flu in people are expected to be similar to the symptoms of regular human seasonal influenza.
Fever ; Lethargy ; Running nose ; Cough ; Sore throat ; Lack of appetite ; Nausea and vomiting and ; Diarrhoea in some cases.
Risk factors for severe disease: Extremes of age (children below 5 years and adults above 60 years ), lung disorders such as bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pneumonia, pregnancy, obesity, patients on immunosuppressive therapy due to cancer or kidney disease and underlying medical illness like diabetes.
Pregnant women who were infected during the third trimester were at a higher risk for complications.
Pathologic Findings in Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus (“Swine Flu”) Infection -Contrasting Clinical Manifestations and Lung Pathology in Two Fatal Cases
The Swine Flu Episode and the Fog of Epidemics by Richard Krause in CDC's Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal Vol. 12, No. 1 January 2006 published December 20, 2005
SWINE INFLUENZA by Carol G. Woodlief of College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University Overview, symptoms in pigs, treatment for pigs
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